This website is an open-source data collection that gives details for the cost of living in every major city worldwide. It can help you understand what to expect to spend in your new home abroad.
This report is a publication of the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network that looks to gauge six qualities of life (levels of GDP, life expectancy, generosity, social support, freedom, and corruption) that determines happiness (page 15-17).
Travel openings, restrictions, and closures and includes documents needed for travel, quarantine guidelines, and vaccinations required by passport and nationality in a post COVID-19 world of travel.
Most countries around the world allow for persons who have lived in-country for a certain period of time to apply for naturalization. The naturalization process for citizenship can involve tests, language capability, marriage, and even home purchase or financial investment that can affect your timeline.
This is a list of multinational corporations, also known as multinational companies and worldwide or global enterprises to assist in looking for options abroad.
This offers a comparison of 199 visa-free passports to 227 travel destinations and can help you understand how to move throughout the world.
This list includes over 100 global non-government organizations (NGO) that can not only serve specific populations, but can be a source of global career opportunities.
An alphabetical list of foreign embassies and consulates that reside in the United States of America. Contact them for types of visas, other requirements, and processes.
Randstad is a Dutch multinational human resources firm operating in 39 countries that could offer you the opportunity to live your life abroad.
The Black Minimalists directory resources for getting out of debt, travel, self-care, and clutter-free living. If you're seriously considering a life abroad, you should consider minimizing things before you move; and because other nations' cultures live much smaller than the U.S., consider some of the minimalist lifestyles to help you successfully adjust to life abroad.
Moving into a new country means moving into a new culture. I believe that learning and addressing your biases not only increases your empathy and helps your wellness, but is the best way to successfully integrate into your new life abroad.
If you're looking to be more employable abroad, up your skills! The Mom Project is a digital talent marketplace and community that connects women with world-class companies. RISE is a scholarship program committed to accelerating equity for moms of color, providing access to upskill certifications.
Moving abroad is an ambitious goal and I want for your wellness BEFORE you take on this new adventure. The Peace Hub platform shares 10,000+ resources in the Chicagoland area for social, human, health, and mental services.
A good economy needs reliable infrastructure to connect supply chains and efficiently move goods and services across borders. Infrastructure connects households across metropolitan areas to higher quality opportunities for employment, healthcare and education. Clean energy and public transit can reduce greenhouse gases. This same logic applies to broadband networks, water systems and energy production and distribution - thus, the better the roads, the better the quality of life.
While moving abroad for wellness is an amazing goal, I recognize that some of us are experiencing financial hardships. I have used food services in the past and encourage anyone to use it now or in the future. You're being hungry should not exempt you from your goal of a life abroad.
For those of us that will be planning a life abroad with young children, I didn't forget about you. See the country comparison for the cost of childcare so that you can factor it in with your expected cost of living.
Police violence is a systemic problem in the U.S. that happens on a scale far greater than other wealthy nations. If a part of your wellness is to worry less about a possible negative or deadly encounter with police officers, please take a moment to review this data. It just might save your sanity, as well as your life.
A timeline of COVID-19 cases, deaths, and vaccines. Even after your vaccination, please continue the practice of wearing your mask, washing your hands, keeping surfaces clean, and social distancing in order to help flatten the curve.
The Environmental Performance Index (EPI) provides a summary of the state of sustainability around the world. Using 32 performance indicators across 11 issue categories, the EPI ranks 180 countries on environmental health and ecosystem vitality to help meet the targets of the UN Sustainable Development Goals and to move society toward a sustainable future that will increase the air quality and decrease natural disasters.
A part of learning about a new country is how well they pay their residents, and thus, determine the quality of life of the people that you will live among.
The above map shows the real-time air quality for more than 10,000 stations in the world. If your search for quality of life includes your health, then this map may be helpful, especially if you enjoy being outdoors or have respiratory health concerns for yourself or loved ones.
The World Health Organization (WHO) measures the performance of 191 countries. Your wellness search should not only include which countries offer free universal healthcare, but how well the healthcare system operates and function for its residents.
With the U.S. student loan debt emassed to 1.6 trillion dollars, I believe it to be in everyone's best interest of financial and mental wellness to seek countries that will allow you and your loved ones to be educated without burdening them with debt that can last a lifetime.
The logistics of universal health care vary by country. Some programs are paid for entirely out of tax revenues. In others tax revenues are used either to fund insurance for the very poor or for those needing long term chronic care. When all residents are not burdened by lack of access to healthcare, disease and the spread of disease is lessened considerably along with not having to worry about the cost of your care burdening the rest of your life.